Rashmi Pillai

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Rashmi Pilllai is the Executive Director at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda. She is a Financial Services Specialist with over 13 years work experience driving private sector led development across East Africa and South Asia. Before joining FSD Uganda, Rashmi worked as a Technical Specialist with CGAP at the World Bank and the Better Than Cash Alliance at UNCDF.

Rashmi led CGAP’s global learning programs on merchant payments, innovative and scaleable solutions to credit needs of micro, small and medium enterprises, and digital credit. With BTCA, Rashmi supported the Rwandan Ministry of Finance in the development and finalization of their National Payments Systems Strategy.

Prior to this, Rashmi was the co-founder of the “Sankalp Forum” – one of the largest deal flow pipeline platforms for for-profit social enterprises and took it to scale. The platform today has expanded across South, and East Asia and East Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Spectroscopic Physics and has a number of other certifications.

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